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FACTSHEET: National Center for Policy Analysis, NCPA

DETAILS

12770 Coit Rd., Suite 800 Dallas, TX 75251-1339 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 900 South Building Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 972-386-6272; 202-628-6671
Fax: 972-386-0924; 202-628-6474

Founded in 1983, NCPA acts as an organizer for other conservative groups as well as conducting its own free-market oriented public policy analysis on issues such as health care, social security, fiscal policy, and the environment.

NCPA has an "E-Team" that analyzes environmental policy. The global warming "experts" on the team are climate skeptics who opposed the Kyoto Protocol and continue to oppose any regulation of greenhouse gasses. Global warming "experts" include Marlo Lewis and Christopher Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Kenneth Green from the Fraser Institute, Thomas Gale Moore from the Hoover Institution, and S. Fred Singer of the Science and Environmental Policy Project. NCPA also hosts a "golabal warming hotline" section on its website (http://www.ncpa.org/hotlines/global/gwhot.html). The page has links to articles and testimony skeptical of global warming. NCPA is a member of the State Policy Network and the Cooler Heads Coalition (as of 4/04).

KEY QUOTES

"NCPA scholars believe that while the causes and consequences of the earth's current warming trend is still unknown, the cost of actions to substantially reduce CO2 emissions would be quite high and result in economic decline, accelerated environmental destruction, and do little or nothing to prevent global warming regardless of its cause."
Source: NCPA website 4/04

31 March, 2004
"This is just one more misguided attempt to force energy rationing upon the U.S. economy...Kyoto will never see the light of day in the Senate, because there is zero real support for it. Other versions of this proposal have already failed in the Senate, so this nothing more than an attempt to keep the issue alive at a time when support for Kyoto is falling across the globe, including among nations that were its most ardent supporters." "As time goes on it becomes more and more evident that restricting greenhouse gasses as called for by this legislation will do little if anything to prevent global warming...Even members of the European Union are beginning to realize that emission reductions as called for under Kyoto and this bill will harm the economy, cause job losses and limit consumer choices."
Source: NCPA website 4/04

KEY DEEDS

17 May, 2007
Published warped analysis of the polar bear science on their website.
Source: "Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Not Really!" Brief Analysis

DEEDS

2 August, 2002
Wrote to President Bush, discouraging him from attending the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. Bush did not attend.
Source: "Corporate-funded Lobbyists Aimed to Sabotage Johannesburg Summit," Africa News, 8/19/2002

FUNDING

National Center for Policy Analysis has received $615,900 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$65,900 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$75,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

KEY PEOPLE

James C. Thompson Jr.
Director
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Sandy Liddy Bourne
E-Team Expert
Source: NCPA website 4/04

David Deming
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Kenneth Green
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Christopher C. Horner
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

David R. Legates
Adjunct Scholar
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Marlo Lewis Jr.
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Thomas Gale Moore
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Joel Schwartz
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

S. Fred Singer
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source: NCPA website 4/04

PEOPLE

Pete du Pont
Policy Chairman
Source: NCPA website 4/04

John C. Goodman
President and Founder
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Barry Asmus
Senior Economist
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Bruce Bartlett
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Dorman E. Cordell
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

H. Sterling Burnett
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

William B. Conerly
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Thomas R. Saving
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Andrew Rettenmaier
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Gerald W. Scully
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Matt Moore
Senior Policy Analyst
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Devon Herrick
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Gerald Musgrave
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Roy G. Boyd
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Barry J. Seldon
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Linda Morrison
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Michael F. Cannon
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Fred Meyer
Director
Source: NCPA website 4/04

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report
Exxon Dimensions report 1998- Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4385

"Corporate-funded Lobbyists Aimed to Sabotage Johannesburg Summit," Africa News, 8/19/2002

NCPA website 4/04
http://www.ncpa.org/

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

"Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Not Really!" Brief Analysis
National Center for Policy Analysis, No. 551
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba/ba551/

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_contributions_report.aspx